Multimedia journalist Steve Cummings

Email: cummings@newsnet5.com

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio.

Education: Bachelor of Arts for John Carroll University.

Current Position/Job Duties: Videographer/Multimedia journalist

Previous Work Experience: Assistant frozen food/dairy manager DiVito's Bi-Rite 1984-1989, Collection Agency Associate 1984

Joined NewsChannel5: Feb. 22, 1988

Most Memorable Stories: Buhrer Avenue fire, seeing President Bush and President Obama for the first time, many Cavaliers playoff games with LeBron James.

Awards/Honors: Emmy Award winner in 1992 for coverage of the Buhrer Avenue Fire, Nominated for Emmys in 1994 for the "KKK Rally" and "Flats' Fire"

News Philosophy: Be fair and respectful. Do not badger or be in someone's face.

Role Model(s): Jesus Christ, mom and dad.

Favorite Sports Team(s): Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Vikings.

Favorite Music: Soul, rock 'n' roll, progressive rock. All, but country and rap.

Favorite Movies: The Punisher, War Zone, Milo& Otis, Twins, The Shawshank Redemption.

Favorite Programs: Batman & Robin (1966-196 with Adam West), Johnny Sokko, Sex and the City,

Favorite Books: Neil Peart's Far and Away and Roadshow,

Favorite Foods: Seafood and soul food, like lobster, shrimp, scallops and fried chicken.

Family: Single, but have four brothers and one sister.

Pet(s): Siberian huskies. Mine was 14 years old and had to be put to sleep in 2006.

My passion: Sports, drumming, studying music, swimming, roller coasters and working out.

Hobbies & Interests: Playing drums, swimming, sports, bodybuilding and animals.

Hidden Talent(s): Acting and doing impersonations.

Something most people don't know about me: I am left-handed.

What I like best about Northeast Ohio: The Metroparks.

You're most likely to see me around town at: Shaker Square, Shaker poll, Heinens and Fatfish Blue.

On the weekends I love to: Bike and eat out.

Additional Info: I do not like stress. I prefer a simple life where everyone around me tries to be happy, laughs a lot, respects others and helps one another.

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